Chester, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chester, California - Basic Facts

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The Chester Census Designated Place had a population of 2,012 as of July 1, 2016. Chester ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chester is located at latitude 40.3017 and longitude -121.2325 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Chester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,534 feet.

The Chester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408021) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Chester Census Designated Place is located within Chester CCD of Plumas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chester: Big Meadows.

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Chester Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Chester, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,012
Population in Households 1,999
Population in Familes 1,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 873
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 360 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (29.4%)
Median Home Value $231,053
Average Home Value $251,021


Median Household Income $37,875
Average Household Income $46,767
Per Capita Income $20,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.01% -0.14%
Households -1.23% -0.14%
Families -1.22% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chester, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chester to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 878 42nd
Population Density1 # 1067 30th
Diversity Index2 # 1326 13th
Median Household Income # 1246 18th
Per Capita Income # 1116 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.